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Comments (19)

sugarbag1 on January 31, 2011

Another one of your lovely shots Amelia.Y*. It looks good in that colour againsted the snow.Kind REgards, From, David

Amelia Royan on January 31, 2011

Good morning David, how are you down under? It must be nearly time for bed there, whereas I have been up for 2 hours now :)

Many thanks for your visit and Y*. We had a visit to Drammen on the east of Norway, where it is much colder than it is here on the west coast. I noticed that the snow ploughs had stacked all the snow against the north side of the streets, presumably to prevent folks from walking under the eaves of houses. People have been badly injured, even killed by thick blocks of ice falling from rooftops!

Warm greetings my dear friend, Amelia

Hazel Coetzee on January 31, 2011

Aaah thanks for that explanation of the heaped snow, Amelia dear friend. I was wondering about that and also eyeing those lethal looking icicles uneasily. Definitely safer to redirect one's feet!!

I can just imagine how one could meet with a very sorry end if they came loose and fell.

But on a cheerier note, that is a lovely colour for the building, as David says! It really looks good against the white snow and blue sky. Lovely.

Warmest hugs from Hazel

PS: Have posted 2 flood photo's for you to compare! As suggested, I left the mapping bit out.

Nick Weall on January 31, 2011

Climbers of frozen waterfalls often get stabbed by falling icicles too ~ but then they are nuts anyway ~ it is good to know that the snow plough operators use their brains so nicely ~ in the meantime another lovely splash of colour that goes so well against the cold blue sky :)

Amelia Royan on January 31, 2011

Dear Hazel, I knew you'd understand! Many of the Drammen rooves (why does the spell check always reject rooves) have special snow and ice retaining guards on them. I tended to walk in the middle of the road, it was safer on the side streets; but at temperatures of between -11C and -4C it was unlikely that anything would thaw enough to bring slabs of ice down :)

Warm hugs for a balmy west coast of Norway, Amelia

I'll look at the river in full spate tomorrow morning.

mbe21 on February 1, 2011

Amelia that snow looks pretty deep and those icicles look sharp and dangerous. But they do make for a great photo. Mick

Marianne on February 1, 2011

Aah, that is no amount of snow!

I came by just to tell you I like the yellow color of the house together with the blue sky:)

Dinner time!

Joe Son of the Rock on February 1, 2011

I love the contrast between the colour of the sky and the colour of the house, Amelia. Cheers, Joe

Peter_private_box on February 1, 2011

Hi Amelia,

I don't think I've ever seen so many icicles in my life! I like the story about keeping the snow to the north side of the streets. It shows an amount of initiative not often seen in England. As for the picture, yes, a nice mix of bright colours, and I love the blue sky!

Best wishes Peter

Amelia Royan on February 1, 2011

It's the slabs of ice one has to worry about Nick. Adrian warned me about this, and I always looked upwards when walking down any of the streets. Being an ordinary pedestrian can sometimes be a dangerous business, never mind climbing frozen waterfalls ;)

LGM with the frozen tail x

Amelia Royan on February 1, 2011

Hi Mick, glad you liked this one. During a gradual thaw one only gets wet as the icicles melt. It's a sudden thaw that is most worrying, when the whole block of ice + icicles suddenly slide down off the rooves with often lethal consequences!

Amelia Royan on February 1, 2011

This is the best I could do Marianne, south Norway is not quite the same as where you live; but at least I'm pleased that you liked the colours ;)

Amelia Royan on February 1, 2011

Many thanks Joe. The sunshine helped a lot the first day we were in Drammen. The second day was dull, and even colder, so the photos are totally different :)

Cheers, Amelia

Amelia Royan on February 1, 2011

Thanks for the visit Peter.

We had some huge long icicles hanging from the roof of our living room in Shropshire in December, but there wasn't the weight of ice blocks behind them. It does seem a sensible idea to plough the snow over the pavements to the north side, I agree, but of course they have more practice with that sort of thing in the east of Norway. Maybe we need to learn some lessons ;)

Greetings, Amelia

MarekEwjanStachowski on February 2, 2011
  • very nice scenery and shot
  • I like it
  • greetings from Poland – Marek :)
PerO the Viking G- on February 5, 2011

I just love your pictures from Drammen, Amelia, there are very nice colors with the white snow and the clear blue sky.

Especially I like the color of their houses. :)

Amelia Royan on February 5, 2011

Thank you Marek. I guess this icy weather seems more like Poland than the usual photos of southwest Norway that I post :))

Greetings, Amelia

Amelia Royan on February 5, 2011

The colour of all Norwegian houses is fantastic, Per; but the blue skies in Drammen are certainly a wonderful backdrop for this yellow :)

Stavanger felt like a hothouse when we got back from Oslo ;)

I hope you have had a nice afternoon in The Irishman x

Gabriel Avramovici on March 9, 2011


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